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About NEPA

Who we are

The NORTH EASTERN POLICE ACADEMY (erstwhile the Regional Police Training College) is an establishment of the Govt of India, under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is situated in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. The Academy started functioning from July,1978. It is engaged in shaping police officers for equitable, effective and sensitive policing. It is dedicated to teaching the police personnel of North Eastern States and from across the country to safeguard the value of freedom - freedom from disorder, criminal acts and criminals.


1. To impart one year basic training to the directly recruited Police Officers of the rank of Sub Inspector and Deputy Superintendent of Police of North East States.
2. Design and offer a number of different types of in-service training programmes for Police personnel of all states of India.
3. Design and offer courses which will bring Police Officers in close contact with Officers of other Departments like Judiciary, Armed Forces, CAPF, Prison Department, Customs and Excise, etc.

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The Academy is located at Umsaw Village under the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. A 20 Km journey towards the north from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, 83 Km South from Guwahati on the Shillong-Guwahati National Highway and 12 Km west from Umroi Airport. The entry point towards the Academy is from the main G S road popularly known as Umsaw Dyke. The Academy is situated just about 100 yards from the Dyke. The Academy has a beautiful sprawling campus spreading over an area of 205 acres of land and is located at a height of 976 metres (3500 ft).